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Mama Cucina

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4028 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060-6701
+1 804-346-3350
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a hidden gem. Friendly service and great food. I loved that this menu mixed it up a bit while it had traditional Italian favorites there were also some inspired creations. We started with grilled shrimp wrapped in prosciutto in a lemon butter wine sauce that was amazing. The rest of the meal was equally great. Our waitress... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here since it opened practically. The food is very tasty with a broad selection and the quantities are ample. Hard to find a place with great food and great quantities. Always get the soup. Delicious. My favorite Italian restaurant.

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Thank Alex S
Glen Allen, Virginia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The homemade soups are the best with their fresh bread and dipping oil! The different pasta dishes are huge but are served without a salad! A new favorite place of ours!

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Thank Vicki S
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the veal parmigiana (which isn't on the menu but you can request it and a chicken parmigiana). The bread is fresh (sadly they don't bring it out automatically-had to ask?!) with a great oil dipping mixture. Salad was great. Served family style. My veal parm was a little too salty. But the sauce was very tasty. NO FRESH... More 

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GLEN ALLEN
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126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Italy. Most restaurants there are independent, family operations. The food reflects that individuality. So does Mama Cucina. Good food. Their own approach to things. Lots of "pink" sauce. Very Old World atmosphere but right in the middle of the Innsbrook development.

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Thank RONALD A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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214 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food is INCREDIBLE and portions are HUGE! Salad is served family style with entrees and it was delicious as was the home made bread. We tried a chicken with pasta dish and a cheese ravaoli dish with walnut alfredo sauce. Both were fantastic. Service was good. Dining area was a bit loud but the food is so good that you... More 

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Thank agapeMom
Richmond, Virginia
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here a handful of times. Even in lunch rush, I am always quickly seated. Place is quaint and not very spacious so if you're looking to gab and gossip, don't use any names because odds are your dining neighbors can hear your conversation. Food is pretty tasty! Service there gets the job done, your food gets to your... More 

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Richmond, VA
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148 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Food was wonderful! My husband got soup and wanted to go back again today to have it again! I got the seafood dish and asked that the calamari be left out - which was - it was great!

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Thank diamondgroup
Glen Allen, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Tremendous selection, big portions, very authentic. The pink sauce is great. The stuffed chicken, Italian combo and veal dishes are excellent. Each meal is served with a family style salad and bread with garlic and oil are served with each meal. The place is small so make sure you call to get a seat!

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Thank C W
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

A nice restaurant with great food! Love the fresh salad and bread. Food was delicious and plenty- you will probably bring home leftovers! Highly recommend the Seafood pasta, carbonara fafarelle, and shrimp scampi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4028 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060-6701
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Glen Allen
  • Phone Number: +1 804-346-3350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?